I’m living a Teenage Dream

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Inital Ideas for Print Pictures

I have sourced a number of primary pictures which I feel would work within my pint work for 'Wasted Youth'.

Inspiration for branding logo

Like I have done for my documentary poster and double page spread I have researched using the Internet secondary producted logos which I feel target the same target audience that I shall be using within my documentary. This is the logo for skins which is used throughout the advertisement for the program.

The use of harsh acidy colours bring out the carious within the generation and the messy paint splats also connote the "I don't care attitude" within the logo photoshop has been used to create textures within the logo which gives the logo depth and extra interest. I really like this logo as the messy background reflects the minds of the teen generation throughout current society whereas the block white logo is readable clear and to the point which could reflect society and the way generation Y is bursting out from this in there own way.

Using paint I have created a map of development within my logo which will help with the basic layout when creating my own logo in Photoshop.

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Monday, 24 January 2011

Video Blog 1

apologies for the dark and moody lighting !! a little video update to this week's progress and action plan

New script

walking towards camera in a city location )

Hello I'm Layla Holland I'm 18 and a sixth form student about to head off to Uni.
University has become almost a right of passage to every teenager , but many don't just go to work for a degree but for the nightlife.

(cut away shots of uni books and people , lessons to reflect uni)

However though out the last 10 years this binge drinking generation are getting a bad name for ourselves.

But is this all an media hype ? (Close up of presenter)

(Outside a pub)

Like any other teenager I enjoy a good drink with my mates at the weekend to blow out steam from the pressures of sixth form, but as I enter my last summer before Uni will all this drinking have a long term effect on my health and carrer. ( pub door closing)

Titles over shots montage of teens drinking featuring lots of visual effects.

“874,819 Teenage girls will become pregnant

2,994,657 Teens will get a Sexually Transmitted Infection

5,429,600 Teens will use Drugs

2,758,643 Teens will be arrested for a crime

2,056,833 Teens will attempt suicide.”

(Suicide is the third leading cause of death among Teens)

Next scene is of the presenter of the documentary which shall be myself in a clear white background within a bedroom sat causally upon a bed. The shot will be taken in a close up with a few extreme closes up. The presenter will not be scripted as for the direction of the documentary I want the opening scene to be a personal response to the figures from a viewpoint of a teen.

Freestyle speech upon reaction to figures

Cut away shots of teens laughing and having fun , stereotypical shots of teens using hands , shoes , laughing etc

But is this a real representation of the youth of today, are teens nothing more than alcohol seeking missiles, do they understand the dangers of bring drinking and what they are putting their young bodies though.

I spoke to a number of teens within a local sixth form on their plans for the weekend. (
walking into sixth form area)

Mid shot of interviewees, a number of teens from the school expressing their weekend plan.
( how much do you drink , when , why , where)

Freestyle response

Presenter walking down the road expressing direction of the documentary and what I am to change in the views of teens

It seems that the current generation have no other worries about that the implication of their weekend antics , I spoke to Nurse ………. About the effects of such binge drinking amost teens.

CAPTION: Nurse …… , Smithdon High School

QUESTION: What are you thought on young people and drink?

How do you think society deals with young people dependent on drink?

Do you feel there needs to more education of awareness on the binge drinking?

Many teens feel they need to act a certain way to fit in with such a stereotypical generation. COMPANY NAME invested the high profile case of samther Giles, a young girl from Bradford who tragically took her life on July 13th this year due to horrific circumstances.

Parents: It wasn’t till Sam hit 14 we started having trouble with her. She would watch such group up programs which we feel were aimed at such an older generation. She began not coming in till early hours of the morning on school nights. She was just out of control


She left without saying goodbye that night.

Narration: The night Sam was rapped she was only 16, could the attack of been fullled by copycat effected teens?

Sam’s friend: To me it was a normal night we met with my friends at 10 at the local park and we would just hang out and stuff. We weren’t looking for trouble.

These boys came along offering us drugs and I dunno Sam just looked curious to try. Cause we’d seen them so much on tele that it looked awesome. I left just past 11 and left sam with these lads, she seemed fine, a lil outta it.

Narration: At 3am Sam’s parents received a telephone call form the police

**Recon phonecall*

Parents Dad: getting the phone call....... no parent should ever have to get...Sam was. no parents should have to go though this.. It is a living nightmare..Any parent’s worst nightmare.

Police radio: unidentified young female found. suspected rape . Large amount of bruising to body. naked. Clothes missing

Narration: Sam’s
was discovered was found had been subjected to a horrific rape , violently assaulted and left to die.

Narration: Sam had been given the date rape drug ...... which she had been told to been E. Sam had be violently raped then stabbed.
Parents: Why would other teenagers do that to a young girl!?
They cant of just thought it up. It was influenced by their shows.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Inspired Intial Ideas

I was really inspired by the hit channel E4 program Skins promotion for the advertisement and double page spread for my documentary as I believe the images really show the culture of Generation Y, a group of grunge teens only looking to get drunk. The first image upon the left shows a group of teens lined up against a wall to me this symbolises being told off a school however the relaxed expression and body language of the teens shows they simply do not care, thus linking back to the theme of my documentary. Being lined up against a wall is also symbolic to the audience to a police line up showing that although they are reflexes about there behaviour now it could lead to prison in the future. The short to the point details "BBC 3RD April 10pm" is blunt and to the point like a product lable like the genration are waiting for their due date to be sold.

Research and Developing Double Page Spread

As my film is in post production I want to create my double page spread along side my documentary to ensure that the branding of both pieces match and produce an excellent product identity for my documentary and prints.

As I have started to research using secondary sourced products I can begin to research how my double page spread is going to look though the use of colour and font. As my target market for my documentary is B/C my print documents will be very similar to the Guardian Listing magazine which I research however still have aspects of 'Glossy' content from magazines aimed at then B/C bracket therefore I shall need to research one of these type of listing to ensure I incorporate the correct type of content to attract my audience.

The first important piece of my listing documents is the title. I used a font database website called http://www.dafont.com/ to source font from.

I want the title to reflect the drunken mess in which teenagers as stereotyped into , this could be achieved though the use of trashy/Gothic fonts such as the ones to the left. These were my favorite ones out of the 1000's which were upon the website to use. I like these fonts because they convey to the audience the feeling of grunge and trashy culture to the audience while still conveying aspect of child like scribbles which is the direction of my topic.

My short listed fonts are as followed:
I like this font as it is commonly used within factories on packaging which is how a generation could be classes ; a batch load in the order of life. The current generation could then be classed as a faulty batch in life's factory, " just another brick in the all" as Pink Floyd would say but what happens when a large number of bricks are faulty and breaking rules , would the whole house fall part? would society fall? Although I don't see myself using this as a head text banner as it is not bold either to catch the eye of the audience , I feel it would work well as a sub heading banner for example the time and date of the program as it is easily readable while keeping to the point of the message of the topic.

The second text which I thought would be the best for the print for my documentary is this text. It is similar to the text which is used in ransom letters therefore the text is instantly reconizable

as an evil and damaging feeling text, I also feel It reflects all of the sub cultures within the generation which get titles under this one body of text. This would be a good text to used as a title because it is eye grabbing with the use of high black and white contrast to catch the eye of the audience instantly.

The final text which I feel would work the best was this font to the left as it visual contrasts the grung culture with a child like aspect to it . The use of a skull projects a feeling of death and toxic happens = therefore reflecting generation X's lifestyle of binge drinking whereas the use of the lighthearted scribbling and feminine handwriting style shows how the teens are still children who not long ago were innocence .